Healthy Foods You Shouldn’t Eat All The Time

When you find healthy foods that you like to eat, you may want to work them into your daily diet. But variety is the spice of life, even with good-for-you foods. Eating a range of different foods helps you get the different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you need. And too much of a good thing can actually be bad for your health, so here are some healthy foods you shouldn’t eat every day.

Smoked salmon - We always hear about how we should be eating more of this superfood, but when it’s smoked, there are limits. Registered dietitian Ginger Hultin explains that smoking fish generates polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and eating a lot of it can raise your lifetime cancer risks. So stick to once or twice a week or enjoy your salmon cooked another way.

Kombucha - Sure, it’s full of gut-friendly probiotics, but it’s an acidic drink, so too much of it could give you heartburn. It’s best to stick to just one or two booch beverages a day.

Tuna - We love it because it’s high in protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. But it’s also got a lot of mercury, and too much of that can lead to mercury poisoning, which can cause vision problems and muscle weakness. So limit tuna to two to three servings a week.

Coconut oil - People can’t get enough of this healthy stuff, but it is a saturated fat with 121 calories per tablespoon. So watch portion sizes and aim for a max of two tablespoons a day.

Canned soup - The dangerous thing here is the sodium, so read labels, go for low-sodium varieties, or better yet, make your own using herbs and spices for flavor.

Grilled meat - Hultin explains that when meat is cooked at high temperatures - like pan frying or grilling - it can create cancer-causing compounds. So the American Institute for Cancer Researchrecommends limiting grilled and processed meat consumption to 18-grams a week, that’s about three six-ounce burger patties a week.

Source: Women's Health

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